|Full name||Entente Sportive Sétifienne |
الوفاق الرياضي السطايفي
El Kahla (The Black One)
Les Aigles Noirs (Black Eagles)
|Short name||ESS, SET|
as Entente Sportive de Sétif
|Ground||Stade 8 Mai 1945|
|League||Ligue Professionnelle 1|
|2019–20||Ligue Professionnelle 1, 3rd|
Entente Sportive Sétifienne (Arabic: الوفاق الرياضي السطايفي), known as Entente de Sétif, commonly referred to as ES Sétif or ESS for short, is an Algerian professional football club based in Sétif. The club was founded in 1958 and its colours are black and white. Their home stadium, the Stade 8 Mai 1945, has a capacity of 18,000 spectators. The club is currently playing in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.
ESS is one of the most successful clubs in Algeria, having won the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 eight times and the Algerian Cup a record of eight times. They are also one of only three Algerian clubs to have won the CAF Champions League, winning it twice in 1988 and 2014. They have also won the Arab Champions League twice, in 2007 and 2008, as well as three North African Cups in 2009 and 2010. In 2015, they became the first Algerian club to win the CAF Super Cup.
ES Sétif became CAF Champions League champion by defeating DR Congo's AS Vita Club in the 2014 final; and the reigning CAF Super Cup champions, by beating Egypt's Al Ahly in the 2015 Super Cup and the reigning Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions.
The club was founded in 1958 by Ali Benaouda and Ali Layass as Entente Sportive Sétifienne (ESS), the name was later changed to Entente Pétroliers Sétifienne (EPS) in 1977, and again in 1984 it became known as Entente Plastique Sétifienne (EPS) and was then later changed back to Entente Sportive Sétifienne (ESS).
The first colours of the club were green and the white, and following a confrontation with the French Army in a match with FC Gadir on May 8, 1945 colours changed to black and white as a sign of sadness for the events on this day. The Guessan Stadium was the original name for the club's home.
Since its foundation, ES Sétif has had 19 presidents, the first being Ibrahim Dokomi. The current president is Hassan Hammar.
In 1988, ES Sétif won the African Cup of Champions Clubs by beating Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Nigeria 4–1 on aggregate in the final. After losing the first leg 1–0 in Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, ES Sétif scored 4 goals in the return leg in Constantine to lift the trophy. ES Sétif were playing in the Algerian second division at time and are the only club in Africa to date to have won the African Cup of Champions Clubs while not being in the top flight.
By winning the 1988 African Cup of Champions Clubs, ES Sétif qualified for the 1989 Afro-Asian Club Championship, where they faced Al-Sadd of Qatar, winners of the 1988–89 Asian Club Championship. ES Sétif won both legs, 2–0 at home and 3–1 in Doha, to lift the trophy. They are the only Algerian club to have won the competition.
Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer
|2017–present|| Kia Motors|
- Winners (1): 2015
- Winners (1): 1989
- Winners (1): 2009
- Winners (1): 2010
- Winners (1): 2010
- African Inter-Club Team of the Year
- Best team (1): 2014
Algerian teams are limited to two foreign players. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player;
Current technical staff
|Head coach||Nabil Kouki|
|Assistant coach||Karim Dalhoum|
|Goalkeeping coach||Walid Benhassen|
|Fitness coach||Kais Ghattassi|
Below are the notable former players who have represented ES Sétif in league and international competition since the club's foundation in 1958. To appear in the section below, a player must have played in at least 100 official matches for the club or represented the national team for which the player is eligible during his stint with ES Sétif or following his departure.
For a complete list of ES Sétif players, see Category:ES Sétif players
|Sept 2, 2004 – Jan 23, 2005||Abdelkrim Bira|
|Jan 25 , 2005 – Jun 1, 2006||Hervé Revelli|
|Jun 18, 2005– Nov 30, 2005||Hocine Zekri|
|Dec 12 , 2005 – Jan 28,2007||Rachid Belhout|
|Feb 1, 2007 – July 5,2007||Rabah Saâdane|
|July 11,2007 – Sept 18, 2007||Charles Roessli|
|Sept 20, 2007 - Nov 3, 2007||Noureddine Saâdi|
|Dec 3, 2007 – June 30, 2008||Bernard Simondi|
|Sept 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009||Azzedine Aït Djoudi|
|Oct 8, 2009 – Aug 18, 2010||Noureddine Zekri|
|Aug 19, 2010 – Dec 31, 2010||Giovanni Solinas|
|Jan 13, 2011 – June 30, 2011||Giovanni Dellacasa|
|Sept 22, 2011 – June 16, 2012||Alain Geiger|
|July 1, 2012 – Sept 8, 2013||Hubert Velud|
|Sept 8, 2013 – Sept 26, 2013||Kheirredine Madoui (interim)|
|Sept 27, 2013 – Dec 8, 2013||Jean-Christian Lang|
|Dec 8, 2013 – July 5, 2014||Rabah Saâdane|
|July 8, 2014–;– December, 2015||Kheirredine Madoui|
|Dec, 2015 – May 27, 2016||Alain Geiger|
|Jun 1, 2016 – Dec 10, 2016||Abdelkader Amrani|
|Dec 11, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016||Malik Zorgane|
|Jan , 2017 – Dec 17, 2017||Kheireddine Madoui|
|Dec 18, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017||Malik Zorgane|
|Jan , 2018 – Apr , 2018||Abdelhak Benchikha|
|Apr , 2018 – Jun , 2018||Malik Zorgane|
|Jun 1, 2018 – Nov 23, 2018||Rachid Taoussi|
|Nov 25, 2018 – Feb 5, 2019||Noureddine Zekri|
|Feb 7, 2019 – May 30, 2019||Nabil Neghiz|
|Jun , 2019 – Oct 17, 2019||Kheireddine Madoui|
|Oct 26, 2019 –||Nabil Kouki|
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Confederation Cup: 4 appearances
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 2 appearances
- 1981 – Quarter-finals
- 1991 – Semi-finals
- CAF Super Cup: 1 appearance